After a number of queries from prospective parents regarding school applications we thought it may be useful to produce a list of FAQs to help ensure parents are informed about the options available to them.
I live in Cheshire can I apply for a school in Wirral?
Absolutely, families who live in Cheshire can apply for a place in Wirral schools, and vice versa.
Is the application process different?
No. As part of your application via Cheshire and Cheshire West’s online portal you are asked to include a maximum of three preferences. When you are choosing these preferences you just type in “South Wirral High School” and the local authority as “Wirral” as one of your preferences. Cheshire and Cheshire West then liaise with Wirral LEA to allocate places.
Will our application be treated as a lower priority than Wirral based applications?
No, all applications to South Wirral High School will be treated equally. Our school admission number is 212 students – if we receive 212 or less applications, all students who want a place will get a place. If we receive more, places will be allocated in line with our oversubscription criteria. It is important to note that again living in Cheshire does not change how your application is treated.
What is your over subscription criteria?
Our full admissions policy including over subscription can be found on our website https://southwirral.wirral.sch.uk/school-information/how-to-apply/
How do I include South Wirral High School as one of our preferences?
When you are choosing these preferences you just type in “South Wirral High School” and the local authority as “Wirral” as one of your preferences. Cheshire and Cheshire West then liaise with Wirral LEA to allocate places.
What transport options are there for getting to South Wirral High School?
We are served by a number of bus routes and our located a short distance from Eastham Rake train station. More details can be view on our website https://southwirral.wirral.sch.uk/parents/transport/
If you have any further questions regarding secondary school applications for September 2019 please feel free to get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com.
May we also take this opportunity to remind parents that we have our Open Evening event on Wednesday 3rd October starting at 6pm with talks from the headteacher at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.